Albany proposes controversial car-hail legislation for Upstate

Posted at 10:07 AM, Dec 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-20 18:16:25-05

As Erie County lawmakers continue their push to bring ride-sharing to Upstate New York, Albany is now doing its part.

According to POLITICO, a new car-hail draft legislation, released by the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo last week, is now circulating the state capital and could overturn the efforts and proposed regulation of local lawmakers.

This 22-page bill offers some standards adopted by other states, however one major controversy is that the bill would charge residents outside of New York City 50 cents per trip, money that would directly support the Metropolitan Transportation Authority throughout the greater New York City area. 

While the Governor's offices says negotiations are "on-going", responses are trickling in across the state, including right here in Western New York.

Considerations could come as early as this week in a special session.

For more on the bill, visit:  http://politi.co/2h3I4UQ